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Schedule

Monday Computers   11:00-11:45

Tuesday Music  11:10-12:00

Wednesday Science  12:50-1:40

Thursday   Library 1:10-1:40

Friday PE 9:10-10:00  

Every other week Gardening Tuesday 9:10-10:00

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Math Help and Math Games

Allison Reichenberg

NEWS

NEWSLETTER 

Important Dates: 

 

October 17-19 Red Ribbon Days

October 24 - Field Trip/ Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch

October 31 - Halloween Parade/ Celebration. All parents welcome to attend!

 

     Thank you to all parents who attended conferences last week.  It was nice meeting with you and sharing your child's progress.  I am pleased with the progress that has been made so far and look forward to getting back on our regular schedule.  

     Red Ribbon Days will be this week.  For first grade, we talk about healthy choices.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be spirit days.  Details are at the bollox of this email.

   Our field trip to Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch will be next Wednesday.  With conference week, I forgot to send out the permission slips.  They went home on Monday.  Please sign and return as soon as possible. This Wednesday is preferred!!!!  I will let parents know who is driving as soon as I receive everyone's permission slip.  My apologies for the delay.  

     Mrs. Clem has sending out a Halloween sign up for our class.  For Halloween, we begin our day with the annual parade and then proceed to our classroom for a Halloween Celebration.  All parents are welcome to join us for centers.  This is a first grade morning where all three classes will be together until 11:15.  The more the merrier!!  Please remember, students should come in costume.  Please leave any toy weapons that may attach to your child's costume at home.  Thanks for your help with this.  

RazKids is an amazing reading opportunity that first grade has purchased with class funds to support our reading program.  RazKids is specific to each individual childs reading level.  As your child progresses in reading it will move them to the next reading level.  The best part about this program is that it has comprehension questions build into the end of each book.  Children should be logging on at least once a week at home.  This can be their nightly reading also if the books you have at home are not their just right level.  Directions to logging on can be found in your students homework folder.  You can go to Razkids.com The teacher login name is areichenberg0  Students should be familiar with they passcode picture (or it is taped in their homework folder.

 

      Have a great week!!

 

Wednesday, October 17th: Super Healthy Day

1. Wear favorite sports team gear
2. Attend Run Club and receive a Red Ribbon charm and a red wristband

Thursday, October 18th: Super Kindness Day

1. Wear neon clothes and brighten someone’s day.  

2. Share your kindness with those in our community who are in need, and drop off canned food in the barrels by the main office.  (canned food will be collected Wednesday-Friday)

Friday, October 19th: Super Spirit Day 

1. Wear Montair gear or Superhero gear to showcase Super Students Making Super Choices.

 

Conference Week News

 

 

Important Dates: 

 

October 8-12 - Conference Week/ Minimum Days

October 24 - Field Trip/ Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch

October 31 - Halloween Parade/ Celebration. All parents welcome to attend!

 

     This week is conference week.  Please remember that all students are on the minimum day schedule all week.  Students are to arrive to school for an 8:20 start and will be released at 12:10 each day.  I sent out the revised conference schedule last week.  I look forward to meeting with you this week to discuss your child's progress. 

     This week we began subtraction in class.  You will see mixed facts in the homework packet this week.  Please be sure to check your child's homework packet to be sure it is complete.  Some students are missing sections of the homework each week.  Nightly reading and recording the titles of the books should be happening as well.  If your child is having difficulty finding books, they are more than welcome to take them out of our classroom library.  If your student is spending more than 15-20 min a night on the packet please let me know.  Students should also be reading 10 minutes a night.

     Our next field trip is to Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch.  Permission slips will be in your child's Wednesday folder.  Please remember if you volunteer to drive, you must have completed the insurance and volunteer clearance forms.  Thank you for your participation on our field trips-- we couldn't do them without you!!

 

 Have a great week!

See you at the conference :)

Week 7 News

September 26 - Johnny Appleseed Rotations

October 3 - Class Pictures/ Re-takes

October 3 - Montair Math Night

October 4 - Minimum Day Schedule 8:20-12:00

October 5 - No School/ Teacher Work Day

October 7 - Montair School Carnival

October 8-12 - Conference Week/ Minimum Days

 

      Thank you to all of the parents who joined us on the Blackhawk Museum Field Trip.  The kids were excited to get out for our first field trip.  We focused on concepts of how people lived long ago and as compared to today.  Our next field trip will be October 24th to the Clayton Valley Pumpkin Patch.

     The week of October 8-12 will be our fall conference week.  At this time, we will meet to discuss your child's progress so far in first grade.  This is a parent/teacher conference and students will not be attending.  Please keep a look out for a signup genius this week to pick a time that works best fore you to meet.  I will try to send it out by Wednesday.    I look forward to chatting with you!

     Please note the calendar changes for next week.  We have a minimum day on Thursday and no school on Friday.  Be sure to mark your calendars-- I had to mark mine :)

    Two other fun school events are coming up.  On October 3rd at 6:00 in the MPR is Family Math Night. This is a fun night to come out and engage with your children in how we teach math at school.  Our book fair will be open that night as well.  Also coming up is our Montair School carnival on Sunday, October 7th.  I know our families our working hard to make this a great day for all of our Montair families!!

    Also homework this week, I would like students to really focus on the Library Notebook.  Students will need an adult to read them the directions weekly for our Library Notebook.  The topic that students will write about changes weekly.  If we gave each book a five star rating each week it would be very boring for kiddos.  This past week students were suppose to write about the setting of the book and use lots of details to bring it to life.  Only 4 or 5 kiddos wrote on the assigned topic so we will try it again this week.  The library notebook is about setting this week but will be different next week.  Please make sure to read this page of homework to your student each week!  Thanks for your support with this!!!

 

Have a great week! 

Week 6 News

Important Dates: 

 

September 19 - Field Trip/ Blackhawk Museum

September 26 - Johnny Appleseed Rotations

October 3 - Class Pictures/ Re-takes

 

      This Wednesday is our first field trip to the Blackhawk Museum.  All parents who signed up to come will be welcome to join us on this field trip.  We will leave Montair at 9:40 and return by 12:15.  Please remember, ALL STUDENTS NEED A CAR SEAT on Wednesday for the field trip.  Students should get their field trip shirts on Wednesday morning.  These shirts will stay at school so we will have them throughout the year.  We will be back in time for lunch so if your child wants to buy lunch, we will be back in time.  

     Last week was our first homework packet.  I have corrected all of the packets and written in your child's journal for the week.  Please be sure to look at the comments made in the journal with your child.  All packets should be done in pencil and should be complete.  If your child has any problems completing the work, please let me know so I can work with them in class to check for understanding.  If your child forgot to turn in their homework on Friday, please encourage them to bring it to school on Monday along with their library books.

     Class pictures and retakes will be October 3rd.  If you were not happy with the first set of pictures that your child took, please have your child bring it to school on October 3rd and they can retake their pictures.  If your child was absent, they will have their photograph taken as well.  On this date, we will also take our class picture.  

Have a great week!

Weekly News

September 10 - Homework Packets Begin

September 19 - Field Trip/ Blackhawk Museum

 

      This week will be our first packet.  Students will have nightly written homework along with their reading.  Please be sure you child completes their packet in pencil neatly.  Library notebooks will be assigned weekly as part of the Tuesday written assignment.  We have done one journal entries in class so that you can see what my expectation is for your child.  Students should glue the assignment on the left side of their journal and then do the written assignment on the right side.  I had the kids begin by putting a dot on every other line so they know to skip lines to have their writing neatly on the line.  This week the assignment will be the same as the first two we did in class however, each week the question will change.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Completed homework packets should be turned into class on Friday morning.

 

      This week students will be doing a writing assignment with apples as well as a math project.  As we are studying Johnny Appleseed and the changing seasons.

 

     If you have not turned in your permission slip for the Blackhawk Museum, please do so as soon as possible.  I need to be sure that I check drivers for insurance and volunteer clearance.  Our trip to the Blackhawk Museum directly correlates to our social studies unit of "Long Ago and Today".  Students will learn about cars and how people lived long ago.  We started this unit of study in class last week.  Hopefully, your child explained their classwork to you last week!

 

Lastly in Wednesday folders today I included a follow up lesson to our social emotional curriculum Soul Shoppe.  If your child can explain the lesson to you and wants to complete the worksheet I will gladly give anyone who turns it in next by next week a pride slip (ask your kiddos what theses are)!!!

 

 

Have a great week!

Newsletter #3

Important Dates: 

 

September 3 - Labor Day/ No School

September 7 - Family Movie Night

September 10 - Homework Packets Begin

September 19 - Field Trip/ Blackhawk Museum

 

      I hope everyone enjoyed their three day weekend.  Hard to believe but September is already here and we are beginning our fourth week together!!  Thank you to everyone for making our first week of early/late a smooth one.  The kids look around at both hours and ask, "Where is everyone?"  It is so important to have that small group time for individual reading.  Last week we also began our grade level Response to Intervention time.  This occurs Monday-Thursday at 10:15-10:55.  All first graders are in placed in flexible groups and are given instruction based on what they need.  We have a total of seven groups during this time.  Two groups are LLI small reading groups, one is small group math instruction, a reading comprehension group, a fine motor group, and two word work groups (one working on cvc words and another working on blends and digraphs).  We will keep these groups for two weeks and then reassess needs of the grade level and mix the groups up again.  

     Our first homework packet will begin next Monday.  For now, kids should be turning in their blue folder with their reading logs in it each Friday.  This week there is also a worksheets with handwriting.  Please be sure your child is writing neatly and that an adult is monitoring this lesson!  All letters begin at the top and should be neatly written on the line.  It is counterproductive to practice handwriting incorrectly.  Please supervise this lesson as it should only take 5-10 minutes each night.  Students should pick a different color crayon and trace over the letters and numbers.  Each night students should practice there letters and numbers.  In total they should practice 3 times this week, each with a different color.  Please remind your child to put their folder in their backpack for Friday mornings. 

     Permission slips for the Blackhawk Museum will be in the homework folders tomorrow morning.  My apologies for not getting it out last week.  Please be sure to sign and return the permission slip back to class.  Remember, if you would like to drive, all forms need to be filled out prior to the field trip.  They do take some time to clear so be sure to update your information as soon as possible.  The more the merrier-- we never turn away parent volunteers :)

     I will begin parent volunteers this week in class.  I look forward to seeing you in class soon!!!! Thanks!!

 

 

 Have a great week!

Newsletter #2

Important Dates: 

 

August 25 - Early/Late Readers's Begin

August 31 - Minimum Day 8:20-12:10

September 3 - Labor Day/ No School

September 7 - Family Movie Night

September 19 - Field Trip/ Blackhawk Museum

 

      This week we begin our early/late reading schedules. You should have received your child's schedule in last week's Wednesday folders.  Please remember that early workers begin at 8:20 and are dismissed at 1:50.  Late workers should arrive to school at 9:10 and will be dismissed at 2:50.  There is NO playground supervision for the late workers so they are to come directly to the classroom.  Please be sure to drop them off no early than 9:05 so they do not disturb the early worker reading time.  During this time, students will do a brief phonic's lesson and then go into reading at their "just right" reading levels.  Remember, students should be reading nightly at home during this time. Blue homework folders went home Monday.  Students should be recording what books they read each night.  The list of words are just to practice ongoing and should be left in the homework folder.  Each week read a few words that have not been checked off as mastered.  If students do not know them all that is completely fine.  We have about 1/5 of the words on our word wall right now and will be adding more as we have them for spelling or teach the concept in class.  Homework folders should be turned in each week on Friday in the Blue Homework basket.

     This Friday is a minimum day schedule for staff development.  ALL students should arrive at 8:20 and will be excused at 12:10.  Please be sure to note your calendars of the schedule change.  Also, Monday is Labor Day and school will be closed to observe the holiday.

     In class we have been working very hard.  For math, we are working on number bonds and making number equations.  For first grade, students are expected to add numbers to 20.  They should have their facts memorized to 10.  We have been working on different math centers with this concept as well as completing work in our Eureka workbooks (the district adopted math series).  We have also been working on graphing and interpreting results on a graph.  For writing, we have been working on "small moments".  We have been elaborating on memories and writing details about a small moment students have experienced.  For language arts, we have been working on identifying characters in stories, reading poems, syllables, unscrambling words and sentences.  We have been very busy in class!!

     September 7th is our Family Movie Night.  Flyers went home in Wednesday folders last week.  I hope many families will come support this fun PTA event!  

     Permission slips for the Blackhawk Museum will go out next Wednesday folders this week.  If you have not turned your child's empty Montair folder, please be sure they have it with them tomorrow.  Thanks!

Have a great week!!

NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

 

Important Dates: 

 

August 14-24 - Assessment Days 8:20-1:40

August 23 - School Pictures

August 31 - Minimum Day 8:20-12:10

September 3 - Labor Day/ No School

September 19 - Field Trip/ Blackhawk Museum

 

     Thanks to everyone for a great first 2 weeks.  It was nice meeting so many of you at Back to School Night.  If you were unable to attend, please be sure to fill out the class directory form and return to school.  Our room moms will be making a class email list to use throughout the year.   Class volunteers will begin the first or second week of September.  Look for a sign up genius email next week.  A big thank you to Mrs. Clem for volunteering to be our room parent for the year.  

     On August 27th we will begin our early/late slip reading schedule.  I sent confirmation of your child's schedule out in the Wednesday folders this week.  

 

     Official homework packets will go home on September 10th.  We wanted to begin with a full week instead of a four day school week.  In the meantime, all students should be reading twenty minutes each night.  I will send a reading log home until September 10th so students can record the books that they are working on at home.  This will go home Monday and will be due back on Friday morning.

 

I wanted to let you know our Library and Computer Lab days and times for the year.  We will have Computer Lab Monday, 11:00 – 11:45 and Library on Thursday, 1:10 - 1:40.

 

 

     Have a great week!

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